Christmas Table Runner

patchjwork Christmas table runner

Christmas is all about dressing up the house and with this patchwork table runner you can dress up any flat surface ready for those festive treats. With the block design of the runner you can make yours as long or as short as you like.

The table runner can be made to any size by adding more or less blocks to the length. Each individual christmas tree block is approx 10″. Once the blocks are joined a border is added all the way around.





03 Dec 2021


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

What will we cover?

The table runner is made using a mixture of simple machine piecing and another technique called foundation paper piecing. During the course of the day you will lean how to use foundation paper piecing to create ‘sharp’ patchwork. Firstly you will stitch your fabrics to a paper pattern. Then the paper is removed towards the end of the project. If you’ve not tried this technique before this would be a great introduction as the design we are using is quite forgiving.

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.


You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.

Do I need any previous experience or skills?

You need to be able to use a sewing machine and some patchwork experience would be helpful but not essential.

Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?

For the blocks themselves you will require a small amount from an. assortment of fabrics. Fat quarters can be a great way to purchase small amounts of variety. Some shops now even stock fat eights of fabric which would be great too. We would suggest a mix of at least 6. In addition you will need 1/2m of white/cream contrast fabric.


For the borders, shown in red and green, we would suggest you buy 1/2m of two fabrics. Depending on your finished size you will have a varying amount left over. This will also include enough to create your binding too.


For the back of your runner we would suggest a metre of fabric and you will need wadding too. The wadding should be at least 2 inches larger that your finished runner in both directions. If you haven’t bought wadding before we do sell it at the studio and you can buy it on the day.

What will I take home with me?

Your own handmade Christmas table runner!


Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.


Vanessa Cordell
Vanessa Cordell

Having trained and worked as an accountant, Vanessa only took up sewing once her two daughters started school. She found real joy in creating things for others. As well as dressmaking, she loves patchwork and making things for the home. (Her husband thinks there are more than enough cushions already!) Vanessa is also becoming competent at crochet, thanks to Made and Making's Sarah Brangwyn. It's a hobby that she finds far easier to take on holiday than a sewing machine!

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